Health Insurance Costs Up In Parts Of Illinois


Illinois residents returning to to buy insurance are finding prices higher in many parts of the state.

Monday is the last day for consumers to choose new plans if they want the changes to take effect Jan. 1 under President Barack Obama's health care law.
An analysis of average rates for popular health plans conducted for The Associated Press found average costs fell in the Chicago area, where health care competition is fierce. But costs rose in Springfield and Belleville.
Decatur resident John Phillips decided to stick with the same Blue Cross Blue Shield policy even though his family's monthly premiums will increase.

He says he looked at some other plans, but decided to stick with a reliable insurer that's paid on claims without hassle.

Story source: AP